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Children’s Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment for children at The Pavilion Behavioral Health System provides a supportive, stable environment for boys and girls ages 4 –11 who are experiencing acute symptoms of psychiatric illness. This may include symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress or trauma. We work to admit children in crisis as quickly as possible so they can get the help they need in a secure, therapeutic environment.

Group treatment programming is a core component of our youth services. Patients also meet with a psychiatrist daily and have access to a nurse and mental health technicians 24 hours a day for individual care. The treatment team meets each day to discuss their patient’s progress. Additionally, each child is assigned a case manager who will conduct family meetings and work with the patient on a regular basis. The case manager will be the main point of contact for parents or guardians and will reach out after admission to gather information and schedule weekly meetings. The case manager will also act as a liaison between the psychiatrist and the patient’s family. If parents or guardians need to speak with the doctor directly, they can notify the nurse or their case manager.

While each child’s treatment is individualized to meet their specific needs, the average length of stay is 10 –14 days depending on the patient’s behaviors and symptoms. Parents and guardians have the right to request discharge at any time. Because our first priority is patient safety, the psychiatrist and treatment team may require up to five business days to determine whether discharge is a safe option for the child.


During inpatient treatment, The Pavilion provides an on-site teacher, Monday through Friday, to help meet patients’ educational needs. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to speak to their child’s school about makeup work and to bring any books from school to the hospital.

Program Components:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and comprehensive assessment
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Medication management and education
  • Discharge planning and aftercare coordination
  • Patient education and training
  • 24-hour nursing care

Treatment Team Members:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • Nurses
  • Mental health technicians
  • Social workers/case managers
  • Recreational therapists
  • Teachers

We’re Here to Help

The Pavilion Behavioral Health System’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or a loved one. Call 800-373-1700 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.